Temperance is a dual volume, softcover photography book by Corwin Prescott of fine art nude images shot over the course of four years.
"How much can you remove yourself from a photo you have taken? I put a mirror, sometimes two, sometimes three, between myself and the model. I want to tell the story the subject wants to tell. The photographer is the ghost of every image. I have always wanted to place attention elsewhere and not to stand under the lights, or in the gaze of others.
The further I can remove myself from a portrait the better. I used to want to see myself reflected in the eyes of every person I come across but even that feels too close now. Now I take the effort to look at people as indirectly as I can. Capture them as if I am not there, or am there, however they prefer. Temperance is my attempt to abstain from influence as best I can and to record what follows.
For three years I spent months at a time in a small room photographing portraits not knowing what I had to say. I think because it was my time to stop speaking...my time to accept a silence I often run from. Photography is the greatest meditation on a moment we have. This is a collection of moments I have witnessed and done my best not to tamper with. The hands of men have muddied far too much in this world; I hope that I can touch lightly enough not to stir the sediment of misery sitting just below life's surface, but to calm or allow a hand for escape.
I search for peace rather than joy or abrasion. Even peace is often melancholy. Maybe the mood of Temperance is still a reflection of me. I can only walk so far away."
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This book would not be possible without the amazing models who collaborated with me on it. Thank you so much! Below is a small, small sample of the 80+ people featured within:
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The artwork is perfected, and the finalized layout by graphic designer Diego Gutierrez is completed. The front and back covers are finished, featuring paintings by Sam of SkyhookArt. Our incredible local printer is secured and standing by.
We want the book to be more than a coffee table decoration- we want it to be something you pick up again and again. We are making every effort to have the work in your hands by the holidays, so you and a loved one can enjoy it.
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